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    2010 NZ Olympiad teams

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    Is Puchen Wang allowed to play all four boards?
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    Men top 4, assuming all available, for me would be:
    Chandler
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    Ker
    Steadman
    Other 2 maybe Dive and Smith?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adamski
    Other 2 maybe Dive and Smith?
    Under the new system you only get another 1 - each team (Open and Womens) is 5 players of whom 4 play in each round.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adamski
    Men top 4, assuming all available, for me would be:
    Chandler
    Wang
    Ker
    Steadman
    Other 2 maybe Dive and Smith?

    Ladies longshot: flukey!
    I agree, except swapping Dive and Steadman.
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    What about Roger Nokes - he should be in the team!

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    It's a tough call

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    What about Roger Nokes - he should be in the team!
    Yes, a strong case can be made to include Roger. Picking 4 and 5 is a tough call. People are going to miss out and be disappointed.
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    Yes, good point.
    “The history of the 20th century is full of examples of countries that set out to redistribute wealth and ended up redistributing poverty.”
    “There’s no point blaming the tragedies of socialism on the flaws or corruption of particular leaders. Any system which allows some people to exercise unbridled power over others is an open invitation to abuse, whether that system is called slavery or socialism or something else.”—Thomas Sowell

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    I'm not in a position to judge, but I think it would be spectacular to be at the Olympiad and see the NZ team do the haka.

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    Good luck to New Zealand !!

    I'd prefer to see Phuchen and Mr Ker on boards 2 and 4.

    Australia will also have 1 or 2 disappointed to miss out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garrett
    Australia will also have 1 or 2 disappointed to miss out.
    Assuming the top candidates apply, I don't think there will be more than 1 player who feels hard done by: Zhao, Smerdon, Xie and Johansen are almost a given (and probably in that order), while Wohl and Solomon both have legitimate claims to the 5th spot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pax
    Assuming the top candidates apply, I don't think there will be more than 1 player who feels hard done by: Zhao, Smerdon, Xie and Johansen are almost a given (and probably in that order), while Wohl and Solomon both have legitimate claims to the 5th spot.
    Although Wohl had a disappointing Australian Champs his form throughout 2009 was brilliant taking his FIDE rating for 2342 to 2458.
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    Where does Daniel Shen sit as far as being in contention for the team?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Colliver
    Although Wohl had a disappointing Australian Champs his form throughout 2009 was brilliant taking his FIDE rating for 2342 to 2458.
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    He had some really outstanding results, that's true. Wohl's inconsistency must be a conundrum for selectors. He'll put in a 2600 performance in one event, and 2250 in another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garrett
    Good luck to New Zealand !!

    I'd prefer to see Phuchen and Mr Ker on boards 2 and 4.

    Australia will also have 1 or 2 disappointed to miss out.
    It would be hard to justify putting Ker too low since he is current NZ champ (for the 11th time) and an IM (albeit zonal).
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